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From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield: Fisher, Hervey
signedFisher, Hervey From a Tramp’s Wallet: A Life of Douglas William Freshfield
2001 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 307, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 14 drawings, 2 maps, appendix, burgundy cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #22296 $25.00 $19.00
Freshfield was a member of the privileged class and thus was able to devote his life to mountain exploration and the promotion of geographical study, starting in 1863 with his record of being the youngest schoolboy to scale Mont Blanc. His three expeditions to the unknown Caucasus and to the unmappe[read more]

Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration: Freshfield, Douglas W.
Freshfield, Douglas W. Round Kangchenjunga: A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration
2000 India 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xvi, 373, photo frontis, 41 bw photos, 1 bw fldg panorama, 1 sketch, 3 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendices, wraps; new. #24395 $35.95
Freshfield (1845-1934), a British barrister, mountaineer, writer, poet and geographer, was one of the greatest mountain explorers of any age. A prominent figure in the RGS, he is considered to be one of the most scholarly and sensitive mountain writers. This is a reprint edition of his classic wor[read more]

A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
signedGarcia, João A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]
2011 Portugal 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #25745 $39.95
Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod,[read more]

signedHardie, Norman In Highest Nepal: Our Life Among the Sherpas
1957 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, 4 drawings, 4 maps, green cloth; signed Norman & Enid Hardie, dj chipped, vg, cloth w/ prior tape marks to fep, new rear ep, vg+. #22486 $125.00
Hardie was a member of Hillary’s 1954 Baruntse expedition and in 1955 was one of those who made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. Following this climb he and his wife Enid stayed in the Khumbu region for a number of months living with the Sherpa people. Neate H27.[read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains: Hinkes, Alan
signedHinkes, Alan 8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains
2013 UK 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 192, photo frontis, 171 color photos, 2 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; signed on special bookplate, dj & cloth new #26542 $49.95
Hinkes has produced a beautiful book to document his 11 year quest to climb all 14 8000m peaks. He finished with Kangchenjunga in 2005 to become the 15th person, and the first Briton, to complete this challenge; although his attainment of the true summit of Cho Oyu in a whiteout is in dispute. Separ[read more]

Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton Himalayan Journals, or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, etc
1891 Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co London, NY & Melbourne Minerva Lib rep, small 8vo, pp.xxxi, 574, photo frontis, 13 full-page illus (1 fldg), 71 illus, 2 fldg maps, appendix, green cloth; cloth tight, vg+ #22266 $95.00
Hooker was the first to make an almost complete circuit of Kangchenjunga in the years 1848-50. A most thorough work. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate H108.[read more]

Howkins, Heidi K2: One Woman’s Quest for the Summit
2001 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.vii, 270, 18 color photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #22762 $26.00 $20.80
Howkins has successfully summitted Gasherbrum II, almost reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, and has twice attempted K2. This is her account of her drive to be the first American woman to climb K2.[read more]

signedHunt, John The Ascent of Everest
1954 Hodder & Stoughton London 4th imp, 8vo, pp.xx, 300, color frontis, 7 color & 71 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, blue cloth; signed George Band, dj vg+, cloth fine #13397 $85.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. UK edition of "Conquest of Everest". Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

The Conquest of Everest: Hunt, John
signedHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed George Band, dj faded on spine, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ small name on front pastedown, tight, fine #9802 $75.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. This is the US edition of 'Ascent of Everest'. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

signedHunt, John The Conquest of Everest
1954 Dutton NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.300, color frontis, 7 color & 73 bw photos, 6 maps/drawings, appendices, tan/blue cloth; signed George Band & George Lowe, dj chipped top/bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ name, near fine #12183 $145.00
The 1953 first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing, a must for any mountaineering library. Band was the youngest member of the 1953 Everest expedition and made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga. Neate H135, SB H31, Yak H269.[read more]

More than Mountains: Jackson, John A.
Jackson, John A. More than Mountains
1955 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.213, color frontis, 48 bw photos, 2 drawings, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj w/ wear spot front, vg, cloth fine #23837 $25.00
Jackson (1921-2005) was a schoolmaster and Chief Instructor at the RAF Mountaineering Center in Kashmir. Here he reminisces about his experiences with the British NW Garwhal Expedition (1952), the Daily Mail Abominable Snowman Expedition (1954), the first ascent of Kangchenjunga (1955), and more. He[read more]

Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain: Jordan, Jennifer
Jordan, Jennifer Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 303, 23 bw photos, map eps, black/grey cloth; dj bumped, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ some pen notations, tight, fine #24617 $9.95
At the beginning of the 2004 climbing season, ninety women had successfully summited Everest, but only five female climbers had reached the top of K2. Today, all of those brave pioneers are dead. In 1986 Polish climber Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first woman ever to reach the summit of K2 and was [read more]

Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909: Kallmes, Paul, et al
Kallmes, Paul, et al Summit: Vittorio Sella: Mountaineer and Photographer, The Years 1879-1909
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.144, photo frontis, 91 duotone images & 2 4-page gatefolds, 6 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new, shrinkwrapped #12862 $39.95 $34.95
For those who have marveled at the exquisite photographs of Vittorio Sella, this is the first comprehensive book of his work including the Alps, Caucasus, St. Elias Range, Kangchenjunga, Ruwenzori, and Karakoram areas. With essays by Ansel Adams, David Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy Wat[read more]

signedKapadia, Harish Into the Untravelled Himalaya: Travels, Treks and Climbs
2005 India 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 14 color & 34 bw photos, 7 sketches, 22 maps, wraps; signed, new. #24147 $35.00
Kapadia covers his treks and climbs, undertaken in the last decade, to Tibet, the Tsangpo River, Bhutan, Kangchenjunga, Nanda Devi, Himachal Pradesh, East Karakoram, and the Siachen Glacier.[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Kangchenjunga Himal - Part 1
1987 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.56, 41 bw sketches, 5 maps; new. #14149 $13.00
Covers: Nepal Gap, Gimmigela Chuli, Sugarloaf, Taple Shikhar, and Kangchenjunga. In Polish.[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Kangchenjunga Himal - Part 2
1987 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.45, 35 bw sketches, 3 maps; new. #14150 $13.00
Covers: Kangchenjunga cont'd, Kangbachen, Ramthang, Anidesh Chuli, and Merra. In Polish.[read more]

Kielkowski, Jan Kangchenjunga Himal - Part 3
1988 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.56, 29 bw sketches, 5 maps; new. #14151 $13.00
Covers: Kumbhakarna, Khabur, Tso Kang, Boktoh, and Mirgin La. In Polish.[read more]

Kangchenjunga Himal & Kumbhakarna Himal: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Kangchenjunga Himal & Kumbhakarna Himal
1999 Poland 1st, 8vo, pp.204, 121 bw figs, 13 maps, wraps; signed, new #18154 $35.95
This is a continuation of Kielkowski’s wonderful guides to the Himalaya and Karakoram featuring all expeditions (1848-1998), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. Covers all expeditions and routes in the Kangchenjunga area, including[read more]

Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle: Kielkowski, Jan
signedKielkowski, Jan Makalu Himal: Monograph - Guide - Chronicle
1988 Dusseldorf 1st, 8vo, pp.52, 35 bw figs, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #22011 $35.95
This is a continuation of Kielkowski’s wonderful guides to the Himalaya and Karakoram featuring all expeditions (1921-2000), all routes, and ascent information for each, a massive undertaking with Kielkowski’s wonderful drawings. Covers Kangshung La, Chago, Kangchungtse, Chomo Lonzo, Makalu La, Maka[read more]

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